The Wizard of Once by Cressida Cowell
Reviewed by: Martha M
Children , Reviews , Science Fiction/Fantasy
Title: The Wizards of Once
By: Cressida Crowel
Call #: J Crowel.C
The Wizards of Once is a terrific new fantasy by Cressida Cowell, the creator of How to Train Your Dragon. This is the first in a new series, introducing the 2 main characters, a Wizard boy named Xar and a Warrior girl named Wish. The book has the best illustrations: spell books, snow cats, giants, sprites, magic spoons, thrones, king of the Wizards, queen of the Warriors, rooms in trees, witch blood and even flying doors! There are plenty of mysteries, many of which are not solved by the doozy of an ending — who is the narrator? What does the title mean? Will Xar ever learn? Funny and easy enough for a 3rd grader to apprehend while also pulling from a deep well of wisdom and humor to satisfy adults and young adults, this book is a winner. Get this one for your 9 year old and then read it aloud to the whole family!
Tags: fantasy, middle grade